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NFL lines and odds Week 9: Steelers vs. Giants

The Giants are the favorites for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

Nick Laham

The New York Giants opened as 4 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The total points for the game is 47 1/2 points at

The defending Super Bowl champion Giants started the season 2-2 but have won four games in a row. They've scored at least 26 points over their last four games, including a 41-point outburst against Cleveland on Oct. 7.

The Steelers are on a two-game winning streak. Pittsburgh lost to Tennessee on Oct. 11, 26-23, but since then the Steelers have beaten Cincinnati, 24-17, and Washington, 27-12.

Both defenses have been strong this season, averaging about 20 points allowed per game. The Giants' offense has been better than the Steelers', though, averaging 29 points per game to Pittsburgh's 23 points per game.

Despite allowing just 20 points per game, the Giants are allowing 273 passing yards per game.

Eli Manning is having another solid season in New York. He's completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,301 yards. He's thrown 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Ben Roethlisberger has also had a good season, completing 66 percent of his passes for 1,987 yards. He's thrown 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.